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By Nancy Thorner, Photos by Mark Weyermuller –

The 10th annual Illinois Family Institute Banquet was held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Stonegate Conference Center, 2401 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL, with 350 enthusiastic members and supporters of the IFI present. The theme of the night’s event was “Keeping Our Eye on the Prize.”

Author George Barna outlines current public opinion of traditional issues

The evening’s keynote speaker, author George Barna had much to say about children, family values and the church. As stated by Barna: “Disciples are not born that way but are made. Parents transform children into disciples by showing them the right path to follow and not hiding God’s truth from children.”

As to the role of local churches, its role is to support parents so their children can become all they are meant to be. Children are the leaders of tomorrow. God also commands us to focus on children, Barna said.

The core for doing so is to win over children. As Barna explained, a person’s destiny is decided very early in life. From 15-18 months up until age 13, core beliefs are formed and even a child’s world view. Also determined by age 13 is a child’s moral foundation in knowing right from wrong, as well as their acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

A somewhat sobering thought expressed by Barna is how powerful the world views of children are. The typical American will die with the same worldview acquired by age 13. Although there are dozens of world views, only 7% of Americans have a Biblical worldview of thinking like Jesus so they can live in the way Jesus lived. Among millennials, it’s only 4%.

Post Modernism as the major worldview

As expressed by Barna, one world view has risen to the top in the last 20 years, post modernism, where there is no real meaning or purpose in live because all truth is relative. This is a disturbing trend as our worldview is the centerpiece of who we are as human beings and likewise affects everything in our lives. In comparing the 10 top values of our Founding Father to those held today, it was not surprising to find that not one value overlapped.

Barna described the moral landscape of today’s America as a radical generational shift which has moved this nation into moral anarchy. He attributed this, in part, to parents who have moved away from the Biblical view of the world. Barna rated movies and TV as 60% to 70% responsible for the negative cultural changes in the young.

As to why parents have moved away from a Biblical viewpoint of the world, Barna explained how pastors in the past mostly worked with adults. Their kids attended church, but little attention was paid to them. Now as parents, they are unable to teach a Biblical worldview to their own children.

Defining one’s legacy

In closing, Mr. Barna suggested that each person invest in at least one child. Said Barna, “We are called to reach children.” Barna then asked this question: “What is your legacy?”, to which he answered accordingly: “In the Lord’s eyes it’s what you invest in your children. We must raise spiritual champions.”

George Barna founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 where it soon became the leading marketing research firm that focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. Barna is now the executive director of The American Cultural and Faith Institute that conducts research on worldview, cultural transformation and politics. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns. Barna has sold more books on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history. His latest book, The Day Christians Changed America tells how Christian Conservatives Put Trump in the White House. Available for purchase at the event was a signed book by the author. Check here to purchase Barna’s book on-line

Jeanne Ives receives warm welcome

At the IFI celebration, State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ (R-Wheaton) role as emcee provided her a platform to address and thank many in the audience that worked with and supported Ives in her effort to defeat incumbent Rauner in the March 2018 Illinois Primary elections. Out of 630,000 GOP votes cast, only 20,500 votes separated Ives from ousting incumbent Bruce Rauner as the party’s 2018 candidate.

In speaking about her good friend State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine), who now finds himself in the race of his life, Ives related how Democrat House speaker Mike Madigan is using $400,000 provided by J.B. Pritzker to defeat Morrison this time. As Ives told the audience, “House Speaker Mike Madigan wants all this year, a win for Democrats in every Republican suburban seat so he can then go down in history as having all to culminate his 50 years in office.”

Ives gave an update on the state of IL, referring to an article in Politico by Theodoric Meyer, dated Oct. 5, 2018:

The question, it seems, is not whether Pritzker is likely to be Illinois’ next governor, but why he would want the job. Barring a sharp reversal in the polls, he is on track to coast into office. Once he gets there, however, he’ll be confronted with perhaps the most daunting policy challenges facing any governor in the country. Looming over the campaign is not just the question of whether either candidate has a real plan to fix the state, but whether anyone can.

Ives described Illinois as the last in the nation for fiscal soundness and outward migration, even while the rest of the nation is surging ahead. For Ives, informed citizens are of utmost importance, which means knowledge of our Constitution.

“Ten percent of Americans believe that Judge Judy sits on the Supreme Court; 32% can’t name our three branches of government; and many can’t even name this nation’s first president,” she told the audience. Illinois is also near the bottom for developers, having the 2nd highest in this nation’s property taxes.

As to the political revolt started by Jeanne Ives, she had this to say: “Together we stated a revolt. Although the popular vote fell a bit short, what started on faith was a effort to change our political culture. There are still no easy answers for Illinois. It is important that if we lose one game, we must learn to fight the next one for those who follow us.

IFI honors the late Peter Hulzenga

The legacy of Peter Hulzenga was honored as a generous supporter of conservative causes and organizations and a tireless worker. IFI Executive Director David Smith presented the Illinois Institute Legacy Award to Peter’s widow, Heidi.

David Smith opines

“We live in a prosperous land. It is God who nurtures and sustains,” Smith then referred to Apostle Paul’s letter written to the Church in Carnish, which admonished Christians to remain steadfast.

In speaking about the coming mid-term election, Smith called is a spiritual battle, saying, “We are the soldiers in this battle. As Christians we must remain steadfast. The cultural battle has entered a more vigorous phrase. We must rise up to meet it.”

Smith expressed the following concerns which require public action through getting in touch with state representatives:

Senate Bill 3249: This bill may come up for a vote, which mandates the inclusion in the curriculum of LGBT history being taught in K-12.
Recreational use of marijuana is being strongly promoted, despite serious consequences related to its use in this manner. Read here about the impact of legal marijuana on Colorado and much more.

Smith also mentioned the 40 Day Life Campaign taking place from September 26th to Nov. 4th to build up and restore a Biblical view of abortion here in Illinois. (Look here for the nearest location to get involved.)

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Tim Favero said…

Great article Nancy. Keep ’em coming!
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Cynthia Allen Schenk said…

Wonderful article Nancy, so sorry I could not make this event.
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An eye-opening presentation was given by Philip Haney at Phyllis Schlafly’s Gateway Eagle Council XLVII, which was held September 14-16, 2018 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport, Saint Louis, MO. Haney’s topic, entitled Sovereignty & The Constitution vs. The Threats We Face, focused on the threats posed both by the radical Islamic Movement, as well as threats from the Left that we currently are at war with.

Philip Haney specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement before retiring from government in 2015 Philip is the author of the book See Something, Say Nothing (A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad).

As Philip Haney stated: “It is impossible to effectively respond to threats that are abstract; however, if life is valued we would protect our borders and prohibit sanctuary cities It is a travesty that many Americans don’t recognize the threats we do face as a nation, or that we are involved in a battle People often ask “Just how far will it go?”

Haney referenced a verse from Isaiah 28.5-6 to explain what must be done: “In that day the Lord of Hosts will be a crown of beauty unto the remnant of his people And a spirit judgment to them that sit in judgment, and strength to them who turn the battle to the gate.”

According to Phil Haney (as quoted from Abraham Lincoln), “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — within the occasion. We must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our county…the last best hope on earth.”

What are we fighting?

As to what we are fighting? We are fighting for our sovereignty. It involves an underground (artesian) river of those seeking to destroy this nation in tandem with the main stream media. As a noun, sovereignty means Supreme Power or Authority, the Authority of a State to Govern Itself or Another State, a Self-Governing State.

Within the context of Sovereignty, Mr. Haney has observed that no unified strategy exists within our National Alliance to fight the threats we face, and that many Americans remain indifferent to or unaware that a battle even exists. He added that the path ahead will require strength and courage from those willing to push back against an adversary who is willing to do whatever it takes to win back power and control (i.e., the Supreme Court Hearings).

According to Haney, Sovereignty in the minds of those attempting to enact what resembles a coup d’état does not include the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. Haney also believes President Trump is allowing “the fruit to ripen” (the process to unfold) in the Mueller Special Council probe, to allow the American people time to witness the real intentions of those entities intent on undermining the presidency and the sovereignty of this nation.

Threats we face

As to the threats we face, Haney spoke of the Washington, D.C. swamp, humorously defining those who live in the swamp as “hybrid swamp creatures.” Haney then listed four qualities of the hybrid swamp creatures:

Mutant Hybrids (R’s, D’s & I’s) that turn into creatures that no one elected.
They are Amphibians, camouflaged in Red White & Blue.
They are armed with VERY sharp, toxic stingers that leave painful scars.
Anonymous; most have no face, but…some have…two faces.

The threats we face include the Global Islamic Movement (GIM), Antifa, Progressives, Leftists, and the Socialist movement which Mr. Haney characterized as the APPLES.

By the way, the Socialist Dream is a promising dream that always ends in misery, 100% of the time Even though anyone who has tried Socialism has gotten hurt, this form of government is still deemed favorable, especially by the younger generation, the excuse being that everyone else did it the wrong way Fifty years of educational dumbing down and academic indoctrination has made severe inroads into out flanking an educational system that once celebrated the prosperity that the free enterprise system has created over the past 242 years.

As he discussed the Global Islamic Movement, Haney showed that he had first-hand knowledge of the Muslim Brotherhood, and of a large global Islamic group known as Tablighi Jamaat, while he was employed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs & Border Protection (CBP) under the Obama administration.

During his tenure with CBP, Haney got into trouble when his intelligence revealed information that the Obama administration wished to keep under cover. Haney spoke of being investigated nine times over ten years, with efforts made to indict him on criminal charges and put him in jail. Haney further revealed that the same people who went after him behind the walls of DHS and the State Department are the same people who are currently going after Trump. In other words, the Obama administration — as it did with other questionable events which reeked of unethical and unlawful behavior — kept Haney’s investigative work from reaching the public and likewise managed to get away with it.

Domestically, the Muslim Brotherhood, and its various front groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), continue to threaten this nation and our sovereignty.

Disregard for Rule of Law threatens sovereignty

Regarding what Haney described as the Law Enforcement Arena, Haney stated that since it was the first to be corrupted, it will also be the last to be reformed, which, fortunately, is happening under the Trump Administration.

Mr. Haney also spoke of how our nation’s sovereignty remains under threat through opposition to border protection and through illegal designation of sanctuary cities. Haney pointed out that Democrats calling for the shutting down of ICE include Kristen Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren, who are both potential Democrat presidential candidates in 2020.

As mentioned just above, pertinent now to our nation’s sovereignty is the current battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is being raked over the coals specifically because of the abortion issue, which remains the paramount goal of Democrats, to preserve the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, at ALL COSTS(!!). To Democrats, Kavanaugh’s confirmation represents a shift in the balance of power on the Supreme Court, (that is, away from Roe vs. Wade), which they are determined not to prevent, no matter what the cost may be.

Apparently, laws and the Constitution are of no concern to Democrats, if those laws stand in the way of advancing their own agenda. For example, if the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is defeated what will happen to Due Process? Kavanaugh’s defeat would establish an incredibly and destructive and unfair precedent, where evidence and due process are no longer necessary.

Basic tenants of our Constitution

In closing, Phil Haney explained basic tenants of our Constitution which direct what the government is required to do.

Article I, Section 8, Paragraphs 4 & 15

The Legislative Branch – Powers of Congress

To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization…throughout the United State; to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections & repel Invasions.

Article IV, Section 4

The States – Republican Government

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this of this Union a Republican Form of government and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and… against domestic Violence.

Article VI, Paragraph 2

Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby.

Amendment XIV, Section 1

Citizenship Rights

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges of citizens of the U.S.; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Concluding thoughts

The second to last slide in Hanley’s power point presentation showed the cartoon character Popeye in a boxing position with this caption: “That’s all I can Stands, I can’t Stands No More.”

Following this slide was one that displayed a can of Allen’s POPEYE brand Chopped Spinach. Those of us old enough to remember the Popeye cartoon character know that eating spinach made Popeye strong and kept him strong.

We as Americans must also remain strong and must fight back against our enemies, lest this great experiment perceived by our forefathers is destroyed by those who wish to annihilate this nation’s sovereignty and its Constitution.

Bio of Philip Haney

Philip Haney studied Arabic culture and language while working as a scientist in the Middle East before becoming a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 as a Customs & Border Protection agriculture office After advancing to an armed CBP officer where he served several tours of duty at the National Targeting Center near Washington, D.C., he was quickly promoted to its advanced Targeting Team, an unprecedented accomplishment for an agent on temporary duty assignment Officer Haney won numerous awards and commendations from his superiors for meticulously compiling information and producing actionable reports that led to the identification of hundreds of terrorists He specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement before retiring in 2015 Philip is the author of the book See Something, Say Nothing (A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad).

As stated by Phyllis Schlafly: “The crying need of our times is for noble leaders — for men and women who have the courage to stand fast…and who are willing to pay the price that leadership demands in terms of self-discipline and difficult decisions.” Phil Haney exhibits the leadership demanded in this time of great peril, when elements in our society are scheming to destroy Trump and his administration, our Constitution, and the Rule of Law

Thorner had the occasion to hear Phil Comey speak on two other occasions: the first time when he spoke at the Des Plaines, IL chapter of Act for Americaand the second time at a gathering of conservatives in Rockford, IL, with photos provided by Mark Weyermeyer.




Dr. Duke Pesta’s experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of an online home school curriculum uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country. Dr. Pesta is currently a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and Academic Director of Freedom Project Education.

Referring to himself at one point as an “educational evangelist,” Dr. Pesta advances his educational messages to the public with much passion and enthusiasm. As said by Pesta, his was a tough talk to present during his allotted one-half time slot from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Council XLVII held in St. Louis from September 14-15-16 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Pesta described the state of education in terms of a “grave situation.” The goal of learning informational facts through the educational process has been supplanted by the “social reorganization (indoctrination) of our kids.” As to English classes, no longer is writing being taught, basic grammar or sentence structure (syntax). Instead, Freshmen writing classes have been gutted, replaced by amorphous writing exercises designed to reinforce social justice pieties, instead of stressing good writing and sound composition.

As to the teachers and professors hired by colleges, liberals are hired and dominate college campuses. Dr. Pesta related an incident at Brown University where Lisa Littman, an assistant professor, published a study titled “Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports.” Because the study concluded that Rapid-onset gender dysphoria among teens and young adults may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT, it was quickly yanked from Brown’s news releases after a transgender activist feeding frenzy.

Freedom of speech is being stifled on college campuses or any idea that does not jive with the dictates of progressive thinking. We are judged as anti-science, if we assert that man-made global warming is a hoax.

As related by Dr. Pesta, accusations are now enough to shuts down arguments. Such behavior surfaced in the current Kavanaugh hearing circus. Democrats serving on the Senate Judicial Committee were never going to confirm Kavanaugh. Allegations were enough by Christine Blasey Ford to cement their votes against Kavanaugh, even when there was no collaborating evidence.

Pesta likewise discussed the travesty of kids not being given foundational books to read in their entirety. Children need only to understand the books. This led to a discussion by Pesta of the lens system of education, which had its beginning 25 years ago. Looking at books through “lenses” that advocate progressive thought and ideology is a way to misread texts, projecting left wing ideas onto them. In simple terms, books are distorted through the lens systems approach, which has resulted in the infiltration of Cultural Marxism (social justice education) within Western educational institutions. Pesta used the teaching of history as an example. Presumed to know about history, students are then asked to look at the text, only to be told the text doesn’t mean what it really says. Pesta then went on to provide an example from a Shakespearean play in which Marxism was projected back to Shakespeare, forcing students to 400-year-old plays through the lens of Marxist economics. Pesta related this way of reading to imposing a mirror between students and texts, through which they only see their own culture and ideas as reflected back to them.

As to the attitude of students, ignorance is combined with arrogance. In years past students were humble in what they didn’t know. Today, the less students know the more they think they know. In that students are being restricted in their learning experiences to those prescribed by a progressive educational program promoted by their liberal professors, brainwashing is occurring purposely to keep students ignorant. Listen here to this compelling interview, Why Cultural Marxism is Destroying America, by Duke Pesta and Stefan Molyenux.

Diversity has become an obsession on college campuses. According to Dr. Pesta, those who speak the loudest about diversity are the ones trying to destroy it. At the University of Madison beef gelatin in ice cream became an issue. Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison argued that the serving of ice cream, which often contains beef gelatin, in facilities like dining halls, makes Muslim and vegan students feel unwelcome on campus, even though ice cream is an iconic part of the culture in dairy-rich Wisconsin. As Pesta remarked, ice cream with beef gelatin, or removing the Confederate flag, do not constitute real issues of concern; instead, they serve as ways for Marxists to win through leveling the foundation of our Western civilization in the minds of kids.

Why is education so wanting in this nation? For Dr. Pesta, some blame can be placed on leftists who in the 60’s and 70’s became deans and professors at colleges. As an expert on Common Core, having delivered more than 350 talks around the country alerting parents to its dangers, Pesta stated how Common Core represents the federal takeover of education. Even so, the federal government only contributes 6% or so to your state’s educational budget. Most importantly, our Founding Fathers made no provision for public schools. The Leftist, progressive slant of Common Core can be traced back to the time of John Dewy who idolized Russian education. Nelson Rockefeller was the primary supporter of Dewey.

The results produced by Common Core leave much to be desired. Dr. Pesta described Common Core as the pulling down of cultural Marxism into the public schools.” As reported by Dr. Pesta, at the 8th grade level only 35% of students are proficient in math, while 37% can’t read at the 8th grade level. In examining the name given to what has resulted in government control of education — Common Core — “Common” denotes the lowest common denominator, and “Core” raises the question of how all students benefit from the same core curriculum?

The real purpose of education is no longer just to gain knowledge. It has been replaced by a social agenda that aims to produce adults who will all fit into the mold that has been prescribed for them through Common Core teaching. In that teachers pass through a social justice pedagogy assures that this nation’s education system will remain wanting and below the standards set by many other nations.

Bio information

Dr. Duke Pesta received his M.A. in Renaissance Literature from John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature from Purdue University. He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges on a wide variety of subjects at the graduate and undergraduate level, including courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, the Bible, Russian literature, Christian Apologetics, and C.S. Lewis. His book, The Renaissance and the Postmodern: A Study in Comparative Critical Values, was published by Routledge in 2016.

Dr. Pesta’s experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of an online home school curriculum uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country. Dr. Pesta is currently a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and Academic Director of FreedomProject Education.

As Academic Director of FreedomProject Education, a fully accredited, Common Core Free, online Classical school, built on Judeo-Christian values for students from Kindergarten through High School, Dr. Pesta has delivered more than 350 talks around the country alerting parents to the Dangers of Common Core. In 2014 I was fortunate to hear one of Dr. Pesta’s talks warning about Common Core here in Illinois. Here is the article Thorner wrote when I heard Dr. Pesta speak in 2014 at the Northern Illinois Patriots: Chilling Truth Behind Common Core State Standards.

Listen here to Common Core: 101 – 5 Minute Breakdown with Duke Pesta, published on Feb. 20, 2005, by Freedom Project Media.

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Thorner: National Sovereignty Takes Center Stage at Gateway Eagle Council XLVII

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Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer at Gateway Eagle Council

By Nancy Thorner –

Phyllis Schlafly’s Gateway Eagle Council XLVII from September 14-15-16 at the St. Louis Airport Marriott offered a stellar line-up of speakers from this country, but there were also two speakers from “across the pond” and even one from down under in Australia, Babette Francis. Babette was born and raised in India before meeting her Australian Husband. She is one of the founding members of Endeavor Forum Inc., a pro-life, pro-family Australian women’s organization that has links to similar groups overseas.

Although Babette’s presentation about The Fraud of Transgenderism was notable, I chose not to expound upon what she said, but instead decided to highlight two speakers from across the pond and one from the U.S., all of whom spoke about security issues faced by this nation, and to a much greater degree in Europe. Each speaker had a high regard for this nation and President Trump. Their remarks were thought provoking and at times surprising in what was revealed.

Tony Shaffer, London Center for Policy Research: Trump is Winning on Immigration and Europe Agrees

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer spoke on the afternoon of Saturday, September 15. Lt. Col. Shaffer (retired) is a highly experienced intelligence officer, a recipient of the Bronze Star, with 30 years of field and operational experience. He has testified before Congress on key intelligence issues, lectured at the U.S, Army War College and is a nationally known Subject Matter Expert (SME) intelligence collection and policy, terrorism, date mining, situational awareness and adaptive/disruptive technologies.

Initially, Shaffer referenced a joint press conference that took place on July 13, 2018, at the prime minister’s country home in Chequers. When asked to elaborate on his comments on immigration Trump said: “Allowing immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. . . I think it’s been very bad for Europe. . . I think it’s changing the culture.”

Lt. Col. Shaffer believes the invasion of immigrants is not happening by accident. It was deliberate as chaos benefits the political Left. Wars in Syria and Iraq helped create what is on-going in Europe, the expansion of Islam. As such, we helped create the existing conditions in Europe. According to Shaffer, migration is “a political movement that is taking place by the radical element in society today. It destroys Western culture.”

Europeans are beginning to realize that immigration is not really benefiting them, but the European Union remains congenial to the invasion of immigrants despite the existence of sleeper cells ready to spread terror. Saudi Arabia could help by building whole cites in the desert to house the refugees, but, according to Shaffer, Saudi Arabia wants the Islam religion to spread.

In speaking about President Obama and why his administration had so many failures, Shaffer gave this explanation: “All solutions were based on a political point they wanted to score. Refusing to act on what was reality, political motivation became the norm.” According to Shaffer, the Obama administration wanted the crisis to remain in North Korea.

Said Shaffer, “Europe has become a basket case. Obama said it would take ten years to defeat ISIS. Trump told the Pentagon to kill, and Trump did so in less than two years. We must encourage those in Europe to think for themselves and then make good choices.” A looming issue right now is Turkey. There is the continued detention in Turkey of Andrew Brunson, an American evangelical pastor who faces 35 years in prison on charges of espionage and terrorism. Controversy also exists over the sale of F-35 to Turkey over its Russia deal

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Tarczynski with Ed Martin and Jim Hoft Bystron with Martin and Hoft

Polish Parliamentarian MP Dominik Tarczynski and German Parliamentarian MP Petr Bystron discuss National Sovereignty

Dominik Tarczynski is an MP in the Polish Parliament. He serves as the vice president of the European Conservatives in Council in Europe. Dominik is also the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union.

Petr Bystron is the Speaker of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag. He was born in Olomouc, former Czechoslovakia in 1972, and came to Germany in 1988 as a political refugee and joined the European-critical AfD in 2013. He is currently one of the 10 most popular German politicians on social media.

Eagle Awards were presented to Tarczynski and Bystron at an awards dinner on Saturday night, September 15. As Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles said: “Both of these men have had a great impact on the fight for freedom in Europe! Phyllis Schlafly created the Eagle Award to honor those who dedicate their work to God, Family, and Country. Dominik Tarczynski and Petr Bystron are doing just that!”

During the final morning of Eagle Council XLVII, Sunday, Sunday, September 16, Dominik and Petr participated in a panel discussion: Future of the European Union. Brett Decker was the moderator. Decker has written and provided strategic communications advice for projects in the U.S., Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Brett is the co-author of Phyllis Schlafy’s book, The Conservative Case for Trump.

Brett Decker revealed that back in 2012, four years prior to Trump’s election, he had a long conversation with Trump. At the time Phyllis said that he might be our guy.

As moderator, Decker prefaced his discussion by citing that Europe is in the eye of the storm in its war between Islam and Christianity. We have radical Islam invading Europe in a madness started by Leftists. It’s about Europe’s identity as a Christian culture. Europe is also facing globalism at hyper speed. Poignant questions were then posed to Bystron and Tarczynski by Decker, such as the future of Europe and the Trump factor.

I was taken back when Germany’s Petr Bystron said, “America doesn’t care about Europe.” As to the future of Europe, Bystron spoke of the difference between Europe and the European Union. According to Bystron, the European Union doesn’t have a long future because of its bureaucratic control. Since 1990 EU has become steadily worse. It now has a monetary unit that doesn’t work. We were told that we had to save the Greeks. We did save some banks in the process, but it’s money Europe will never see again.

On immigration, Bystron related how German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s borders in 2008 to immigrants. Now immigrants cross over seven countries to get to Germany. It has become too much for Germany, so Merkel now wants to spread the immigrants around Europe, enforcing other countries to take refugees, but EU’s 28 members disagree on a common asylum policy and a fair distribution of refugees. The row has split the bloc for three years and shows no signs of being resolved. Crime associated with the refugees has become a problem in Germany and throughout Europe.

Poland’s Tarczynski stressed how the future of Europe depends on fighting for its identity. If we don’t do so, no one will fight for us. Our identity is found in our DNA. We must fight for it or become Muslim. It is a question of whether Europe wants Roman or Sharia law. If Europe allows jihadists to take over, Europe will be dead. Angela Merkel is looking for cheap labor, for which Bystron called her naive. Thoughts expressed about this nation: “If America will be great again, the world will be safe. America is a great ally of Poland. The future of Europe depends on Donald Trump. Do we want Roman law or Sharia law?”

As to the press in Germany (and in the rest of Europe), Bystron referred to it as the “yellow press”, not unlike the media in this nation. He cited an example of media bias when Michelle Obama was presented as representing the next “Jackie”, while first lady Melania Trump was completely ignored.

Those in Bystron’s party in Germany are called Nazis, although his party has in it the second largest number of foreigners. According to Bystron, Merkel’s invitation for immigrants to come to Europe has nothing to do with humanity. She instead wants poor people to exploit. Said Bystron: “If Merkel really wanted to help people, she would help them in their country of origin.”

Keeping on the theme of immigration, Tarczynski of Poland called the whole immigration thing a new religion. Christianity has been replaced with the idea of helping and caring especially for the migrant population. Those of us who fight back against the Left are called Fascists or Nazis. Has the Left forgotten that Stalin killed 200 million to Hitler’s 60 million? The same Leftist press exists in Europe, with name calling and bullying, if Leftist views are challenged.

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